Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cup 219

coffee cupToday’s Cup 219 was transacted in the early morning hours at Starbucks, zip code, 97071. Unlike me regular routine, I bypassed the drive-thru and went into the store.  As the friendly barista rang up my items I asked the patron behind me if I might buy her daily cup. She was a little surprised, understandably, but obliged. I quickly made a few quick cracks to ease the awkwardness and assured her that I was not loony, but rather, an *expert* at approaching and buying coffee for strangers! I gave her a bit of explanation about my blog project and how I typically ease the awkwardness by using the drive-thru. Upon hearing this exchange, one of the regular (drive-thru)  baristas popped her head up from under a counter and hollered at me: “Yeah, just what exactly are you doing in the store this morning?” I just smiled, enjoying the moment that sometimes I just like to shake it up. Today was no exception.

As coffee, laughs, money, and iPhone app points were exchanged, that grateful and surprised patron thanked me. She asked my name, and I said: “Francis is my coffee name.” She generously thanked Francis for the coffee and never bothered to ask the details of a coffee name. {See Cup 38 for reference}. Just another bit of the fun with another day down in the project all about Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Francis scored today.

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Cup 218

photo-1Today’s Cup 218  was transacted at Starbucks, zip code, 97307. It was a rare occasion to return to my [original] home-base Starbucks, where the blog started, but a great stop nonetheless. The kind barista did a pause-meets-double-take when I verified that I was willing, equipped, and poised to pay for the $11.00 tab for the white sedan queued up in my rear-view. Since the barista was not one of the “old-timers” that remembered me from last year, it took her a moment to make the connection. She then handed over my iced tea and shouted out: “Oh, I totally remember you, the blogger that started a chain one day, that’s you!” Yep, we both smiled. With that, I hoped that driver behind me was smiling too. What a great day.

So here’s to another day down toward the mission of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Until next time. Big or small.

Cup 217

Cup 19Today’s Cup 217 was transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. The cute barista from Cups {43 and 198} happily greeted me, handed off the hot coffee, and rang up the day’s Cup of Kindness. It was a swift transaction that resulted in a $7.20 shot of goodwill that landed with that driver in the sedan behind me. I hope it made her day, as it was another joyful hit in my mission toward Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. May your day be blessed, with either a full shot of kindness or espresso–or both! Until next time.

Cup 216

photo-1Today’s Cup 216 was transacted at Starbucks, 97071. It was a long-awaited for cup of kindness as this blog appeared to be on a hiatus for a few weeks. You see, during the course of the past month, I continued to purchase cup after cup after cup, but seemed to lose track of time in documenting the process. So interestingly enough, we’re documenting Cup 216 even though it *might* be cup 260 or so…but let’s not split hairs because, after all, it’s not the count, but the purpose of sharing joy with others.

So, with as much, the official two hundred and sixteenth cup of goodwill for $4.25 went out to the driver of that sedan queued up in my rear-view–under those sunny morning skies. Here’s to another day down and another cup of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Until next time.

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